Speaking to Gamespot, Sony executive Jim Ryan has decided to comment on the claims suggesting The Last of Us II is too violent. Here is what he had to say:
"I should never prejudge this but it will probably be rated 18, I think it's fair to say. And there's that market for those people who like that sort of game. Adults who like that sort of game. And I think we cater for that..."
I am actually planning to write a Thought about the controversial trailer next week. So be sure to check it out!
Speaking on the PS Blog, Naughty Dog talked about how The Last of Us Part II is in full development, and the perks that come with that. Here is what Neil Druckmann had to say:
With all of Naughty Dog working on The Last of Us Part II, we’re making great headway into the project. From art, technology, gameplay, and story, this is by far our most ambitious game yet. You’re in for an intense, beautiful, harrowing, and emotionally moving ride. We’re extremely proud of the game we’re crafting and can’t wait to show you even more – and we promise you won’t have to wait as long for the next big reveal!
Naughty Dog isn't sharing too much quite yet, but they did reveal the following details after the show:
Title is in full production, and everyone at the studio is working on it
Features the next evolution in their engine
Higher fidelity than Uncharted 4
New method for capturing facial animations is used
Story will focus on characters other than Joel and Ellie
Story revolves around the theme of hate
Believe me, we're super excited to show you more of Ellie and Joel's 2nd journey, but right now it's Chloe and Nadine's time to shine.— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) June 13, 2017